Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd, one of Ireland’s largest insurance brokers serving the financial needs of Public Sector employees, has announced the appointment of Mary-Jane Halpin as Director of Human Resources & Business Change.  The appointment represents a new role for Cornmarket sitting on its board of Directors.

A key responsibility for Mary-Jane in her new role will be to drive the digital and people strategy for the business whilst leading and influencing change management programmes throughout the company.   A key element of this role will be to review and enhance Cornmarket’s existing frameworks, controls, processes, technologies and culture to ensure that the business continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of its customers, the market and can stay ahead of its competitors. 

Commenting on Mary-Jane’s appointment, Roddy Murphy, Group Managing Director at Cornmarket Group Financial Services said: “We are very excited about Mary-Jane’s appointment to this new Board level role.  The position represents the importance Cornmarket places in supporting its people and equipping the business to embrace positive change in order to be a more agile business.  Mary-Jane brings a wealth of experience in leading and driving effective people and change management programmes within the business that have already delivered significant impact on business performance and employee engagement.”  

Prior to this new role, Mary-Jane has been working as Head of Human Resources at Cornmarket Group Financial Services for the past seven years, she was also responsible for leading the design and implementation of MyCornmarket, which is a Customer Service app & Customer portal.  Before joining Cornmarket, Mary-Jane previously worked in human resources roles for corporate law firm Matheson, Caledonian Life and Royal Liver Assurance.  She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 

Originally from Dublin, Mary-Jane has a primary degree in Business Studies from Dundalk Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Strategic Human Resources from National College of Ireland.